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Net Cafe was the world's most widely distributed television series covering the Internet revolution during the height of the dot com boom. The series was broadcast throughout the United States and in more than one hundred other countries for six years, from 1996 through 2002. It was hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Jane Wither, and Andrew deVries.

The weekly program went behind the scenes of the World Wide Web to meet the people and explore the culture of the new "wired" generation. The series featured Internet tips, a guide to the best web sites, a preview of internet startups, and interviews with the movers and shakers behind the Internet phenomenon. It introduced many new web sites to the public which are now household names such as Yahoo!, Google, and eBay.

The series has been recognized for its journalistic excellence, winning a variety of prestigious broadcast awards. It was produced on location at various internet cafes around the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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May 24, 2005
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Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle is featured in this program on new internet startups. Sites covered include fabric8.com, teoma.com (now AskJeeves), ehobbies.com, and archive.org. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
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Topics: internet, startup, entrepreneur
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Oct 5, 2004
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This is part one of a special two part series on Net Cafe featuring an in-depth interview with Nicholas Negroponte, Director of the MIT Media Lab, author of Being Digital, and columnist for Wired magazine. Shot on location at the SomArts Cultural Center in San Francisco as a presentation to the Association of Internet Professionals. The interviewer is Net Cafe host Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 2002.
Topics: MIT, Wired, Being Digital
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Oct 5, 2004
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The internet has become home to many new age organizations and movements. This program looks at several examples including astrology.net, itsyoga.com, the Berkeley Psychic Institute, the Covenant of the Goddess, reclaiming.org, and SETI@home. Shot on location at the Club I cybercafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1999.
Topics: witches, astrology, yoga, covenant, psychic, SETI
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Oct 5, 2004
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This is part two of a special two-part series on Net Cafe featuring an in-depth interview with Nicholas Negroponte, Director of the MIT Media Lab, author of Being Digital, and columnist for Wired magazine. Shot on location at the SomArts Cultural Center in San Francisco as a presentation for the Association of Internet Professionals. The interviewer is Net Cafe host Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 2002.
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Topics: MIT, Media Lab, Wired, Being Digital
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Oct 5, 2004
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People collect all kinds of strange things and many of them now use the web to extend their hobby. This show looks at several web sites dealing with hobby collections. Topics covered include the online auction of Butterfield and Butterfield, online book collectors, auctionwatch.com, the Vintage Computer Festival, and the art web site of SF MOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Shot on location at the Club I cybercafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart...
Topics: books, auction, computers, art
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Oct 5, 2004
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The web quickly became a popular platform for game playing and gambling. This show looks at several approaches to using the internet as gaming platform. Sites covered include gamespot.com, acrophobia, NetStorm, Activision, bezerk.com, gamers.com, pgl.net, virtualvegas.com, starluck.com, and intercasino.com. Guests include Dennis Fong (Thresh), the world's most successful computer gamer, Rebecca Anderson, Anthony Schubert, Jonathan Knight, and Jon Swartz. Guest analyst is Larry Magid. Hosts are...
Topics: ping, gamespot, activision, acrophobia, netstorm, thresh, dennis fong, 203
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Oct 5, 2004
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Some users see the web as a challenge and want to stretch the limits of what the internet can do. This program looks at several examples. Topics covered include the @Home network, fonecam.com, thetech.org, nasa.gov, mars.jpl.nasa.gov, sdss.org, the Hubble space telescope, and usgs.gov. Demonstrations include the wearable computer and online research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Guest analyst is writer Larry...
Topics: @home, tech museum, fonecam, nasa, mars, geological survey
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Oct 5, 2004
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A look at how various arts groups use the internet. Web sites reviewed include sfopera.com, ladyofspain.com, eiu.org, dramex.org, and annabegins.com. Features the official web site for lovers and players of the accordion including a performance by accordion afficionado Tom Torriglia. Also a look at a fan web site for Counting Crows and some experimental performances of techno art. Shot on location at the Club I cybercafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Andrew deVries and Stewart Cheifet. Guest...
Topics: opera, accordion, drama, counting crows, techno
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Oct 5, 2004
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A survey of web sites that provide useful information for home improvement projects. Sites reviewed include improvenet.com, netguide.com, homecentral.com, gardening.com, and planetproperties.com. Also features Candi Strecker, known as the HandyGirl. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Guest analyst is writer Larry Magid. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #213.
Topics: do it yourself, real estate, gardening, home decoration, 213
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Oct 5, 2004
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The internet changed political activism by providing a new and powerful communications and organization tool. This program reviews several web sites that serve the needs of activist groups. Among those covered are the Barron Park Neighborhood Association (BPA) web site and the Palo Alto College Terrace Residents Association (CTRA) web site. Also reviewed are smartvoter.org, lwv.org, mpac.org (a site for AMILA, American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism), igc.org, the site for the...
Topics: Sierra Club, muslims, voters, activist, neighborhood association, 202
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Oct 5, 2004
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The internet forever changed the relationship between patient and doctor, allowing patients to research their medical conditions online before seeing a doctor. This program looks at several web sites that provide healthcare information. Sites covered include storksite.com, womenshealth.org, healthy.net, med.stanford.edu, gennexhealth.com, quackwatch.com, and sexclinic.com. Guests include Dr. Patti Britton and Dr. Karen Sarpolis. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot...
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Topics: sex, pregnancy, womens health, stanford, 150
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Oct 5, 2004
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A review of several web sites about sports. Sites covered include a fan site for the San Francisco 49ers football team, sites for mountain bikers, golfers, and surfers. Also a review of major sports news sites such as cnnsi.com, espn.com, and cbssports.com. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVrites, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1997.
Topics: golf, surfing, mountain biking, football, espn, sports illustrated, cbs sports
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Oct 5, 2004
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Even if you don't have a zoo in your city, you can still find out about animals on the web. This program looks at several sites that bring the zoo to you. Topics covered include the new web site for the San Francisco Zoo, a zoology and animals portal run by Rachel Shaw focusing on animal pets, cyberark.com, petsinneed.org, primenet.com, apenet.com, and sites about bigfoot, cryptozoology, and weird virtual pets that only exist in people's imagination. Shot on location at the CyberSMith internet...
Topics: pets, apes, zoo, cat, dog, bigfoot, loch ness monster
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Oct 5, 2004
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Sure, the web is full of information, but it also has lots of false information. How do you tell the difference? This program looks at the problem of disinformation on the internet. Robert Schafer shows us csicop.org, a site that features the Skeptical Inquirer, an online journal which debunks phoney online stories. John Whalen demonstrates conspire.com, a site that focuses on real and surreal conspiracy theories. David Mikkelson runs urbanlegends.com, another site devoted to debunking fake...
Topics: conspiracy, urban legends, skeptics, paranormal
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Oct 5, 2004
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There has always been a synergy between the web and sci-fi fans. This program looks at several science fiction web sites. Guests include Forest Ackerman, a sci-fi film maker who runs one of the world's largest real science fiction museums at his mansion in Southern California and who offers virtual visits to his museum online. Sci-fi writer Pam Dixon guides us through great science fiction literature online. Jeff Koga is the ultimate Trekkie and he reviews several Star Trek web sites. For Star...
Topics: star wars, star trek, babylon 5, lucas arts, douglas adams
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Oct 5, 2004
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In the early days of the web, there was a lot of weird stuff going on. This show looks at some of the strange subjects explored on the internet. Weird sites reviewed include Lip Balm Anonymous, UFO Insurance, The Deth Vegetable, Mr. T, The Exploding Whale, Tattoos and Piercing on the Web, Tweety Fish, Go-Force Super Hero, and Stellarc Suspension. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originaly broadcast in 1997.
Topics: UFO, strange, odd
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Oct 5, 2004
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We're now all familiar with mega health sites like webmd.com, but the idea of putting up health resources online started in the first days of the web. This program looks at early examples including thebody.com, a site focused on information for HIV and AIDS patients. Also, the Water Birthing Site; outbreak.org, a site about the spread of the ebola virus; several sites from Masschusetts General Hospital and the Harvard University Medical School; and a demonstration of i-phone, a new way for...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, ebola, birthing, neurology
Net Cafe
Oct 4, 2004
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The internet spawned a new generation of writers who wrote about the Net and on the Net. This program features several well-known cyber writers including Brendan Kehoe, author of "Zen and the Art of the Internet". Also "St. Jude", author of "The Cyberpunk Fake Book", a guide to all things cyber. Another cyber writer named "R.U. Sirius", founder of Mondo 2000, talks about cyberpunk fiction and the techno culture. Also David Pescowitz introduces his new web...
Topics: cyber fiction, cyberpunk, boing boing
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Oct 4, 2004
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Coverage of the first annual Webby Awards, recognizing the best sites on the internet. Awards were given in fifteen different categories. San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown presides. Shot on location at Bimbo's night club in San Francisco. Originally broadcast in 1997.
Topics: webby awards, webbys, internet
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Oct 4, 2004
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Hollywood quickly discovered the web as a tool for promoting films. But film makers have also discovered the web as a new medium for sharing information and distributing their creative output. This program looks at several Hollywood oriented web sites incuding atasite.org, the site for the Artists Television Access organization; a site devoted to the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"; and lowres.com, a site that runs an online film festival. Ed Martinez, a Hollywood special...
Topics: hollywood, movies, films, cinema, special effects
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Oct 4, 2004
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The web has become home to lots of strange claims and outlandish charges, all part of free speech. But some of the people affected by these cyber writings have tried to stifle this new form of expression on the internet. This program looks at several controversial stories which have led to censorship attempts. Topics covered include the Church of Scientology and its efforts to stop online stories critical of the church; the battle between McDonalds and mcspotlight.org, a site critical of...
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Oct 4, 2004
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Musicians were immediately hooked on the web, seeing its potential as a community builder and a creative outlet. This program looks at several early music sites including fogworld.com, the site for Fog City Records. Also turntable.com, a site that pioneered enhanced CDs and worked with such groups as the Beastie Boys. Michael Moroney, creator of virginrecords.com, guides us through his site and several music fan sites. Also featured is Severe Tire Damage, the first band ever to perform live on...
Topics: severe tire damage, fog city, mix man, virgin records
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Oct 4, 2004
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One of the first ecommerce successes on the internet was buying airline tickets and travel packages. This program looks at some of the first online travel booking sites. Demonstrations include earthwatch.org, a site for adventure travel. Also lonelyplanet.com, one of the earliest attempts to put travel guides on line. Another site, roadsideamerica.com, offered advice on "strange and wacky" vacations. Other travel sites shown are eathere.com, terraquest.com, magna.com, epicurious.com,...
Topics: vacation, touring, adventure, guide
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Oct 4, 2004
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As web designers tried to make the internet look more like the "real" world, they experimented with three dimensional online environments. This program looks at several early examples. Mark Pesci explains VRML, the virtual reality modeling language. Chris Stuart demonstrates blacksun.com, a web site that uses VRML technology. Annette Louden demonstrates construct.net, an online environment for building VRML sites. Rick Denny and Skuli Mogensen of OZ, Inc. demonstrate their 3D web...
Topics: VRML, avatar, three dimensional
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Oct 4, 2004
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The internet quickly became a home for special interest groups, among them, women. This program looks at several early web sites focused on women's issues. Sites covered include lesbian.org, fatgirl.com, fatso.com, WomensNet, diva.com, creative.net (a site for the Exotic Dancers Alliance), and bitchmag.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1996.
Topics: lesbian, exotic dancer, womens issues
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Oct 4, 2004
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The early days of the web provided an outlet for people who wanted to explore ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and other scary things. This program looks at several such sites. Guests include Lady Caroline (Carrie Carolin) who runs cascade.net, a portal for Gothic sites and links to sites dealing with magic, haunted houses, halloween, the paranormal and the occult. Vinnie Corella and Phil Simon show off their site, stepcross.com and the game Bad Mojo in which you go through life as a cockroach....
Topics: witch, witches, gothic, Cult of the Dead Cow, Covenant of the Goddess, Pulse Entertainment
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Oct 4, 2004
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One of the early drivers in the growth of the internet was the topic of dating and romance. This episode of Net Cafe looks at some early examples of sites devoted to love, in various forms. Sites reviewed include globalmatch.com; divaweb.com and its famous advice columnist Midori; Bianca's smut shack at bianca.com; divanet.com, a site offering sexy online shopping and style advice from Nina Rage; the CyberFetish UberMall, and urge2merge.com. This show also includes a look at several safe kid...
Topics: love, romance, dating
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Oct 4, 2004
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The early internet became an instant hit with political organizations and movements that had previously felt shut out of the mainstream press. This program looks at several examples of how the web was being used for political advocacy. Maureen Mason shows us the Institute for Global Communications web site which includes links to PeaceNet, EcoNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet, and WomensNet. Eric Hughes, founder of Cypherpunks, a group working to preserve privacy on the net through encryption,...
Topics: IGC, cypherpunks, encryption, anarchists
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Oct 4, 2004
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A look at various web sites that focus on aliens and unidentified flying objects. Guests include Dan Plonsie, webmaster for berkeley.edu, a site that has lots of information about UFOs and spacey topics; Jerry Bjornson, head of Abductees Anonymous, an organization for people claiming to have been abducted by aliens; and "Chris" (also known as Schwa Head) who reviews several flying saucer sites including MUFON and Schwa Corporation. Shot on location at the CoffeeNet cybercafe in San...
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Topics: aliens, flying saucers, abductions
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Oct 4, 2004
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It is said that one of the most important social aspects of the internet is that it levels the playing field for people and provides new access for users with ideas. This program looks at several examples of sites that provide a platform for a variety of diverse interests. Guest DaMeila Drayton demonstrates Teenage Empowerment and introduces several teen chat sites that focus on topics of interest especially to teenagers. Muki Izora demonstrates oceanbank.com and the Plugged In program aimed at...
Topics: teenagers, urban, labor, peace, green, accessibility, disabled
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Oct 4, 2004
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The web became a home for unusual approaches to scientific research. This episode of Net Cafe looks at several examples including The Annals of Improbable Research, the IgNobel Awards, Telegarden, spiritofamerica.com, PigDog, The Twinkies Project, and the Mad Science Guy. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1996.
Topics: science, weird, research
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Oct 4, 2004
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An early episode of the Net Cafe series dealing with online games and sites about gaming. Includes Quake, Full Throttle, TEN (the Total Entertainment Network), Meridian 59, and MUD sources (Multi User Dimension). Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Includes a CyberBlast segment, an early experiment in downloading software through the television signal. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998.
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Topics: games, MUD, TEN
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Oct 4, 2004
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This early episode of Net Cafe looks at art and artists on the Web including collaborative art sites. Web sites covered are sito.org, art.net, artnet.com, srl.org, metroactive.com, crashsite.com, and Fractal Painter. Guests include Lynne Hershman Leeson, Annette Louden, Lile Elam, Eric Paulos, and Jeremy Sutton. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Includes CyberBlast segment, early experiment in downloading software through the television signal. Shot on location at the...
Topics: art, video, collaboration
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Oct 4, 2004
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This is the very first episode of the Net Cafe series. It was shot on location at a cybercafe in San Francisco called CoffeeNet. It looks at the hacker culture and their influence on the early growth of the internet. Guests include Dan Farmer, author of SATAN and COPS; Eliaz Levi (aka Aleph 1), webmaster of underground.org and Bugtraq; also "Omega" and "White Knight" from Cult of the Dead Cow. Originally broadcast in 1996.
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Topics: CDC, r00t, Def Con
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Oct 4, 2004
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This early Net Cafe program looks at comic book web sites. Included are Jonah Weiland's Comic Book Links, Hellblazer, Sandman, DC Universe, Spawn, The Preacher, Swampthng, Hitman, The Tick, Loving Henry, and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Guests include Alex Curyea, Kristen Brennan, Jhonen Vasquez and Shawn Sanders. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Includes CyberBlast segment, early experiment in downloading software through the television signal. Shot on location at...
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Topics: comic books, comics
Net Cafe
Jul 31, 2002
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Before Google, you had to be a bit more creative to find information on online. This program looked at several strategies. Featured sites include mapblast.com, infopeople.berkeley.edu, planetall.com, imdb.com, and wwwomen.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Orginally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #205.
Topics: engine, finding, search, 205
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Jul 31, 2002
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The big buzzword in the late nineties was "portal". Every web site wanted to become the place people went to first so that they could monetize the traffic. This program looked at several would-be portal sites including excite.com, citysearch.com, hotbot.com, bud.com, links.net, and netscape.com. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #240.
Topics: portal, excite, netscape, 240
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Jul 31, 2002
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At the height of the dot com boom, web creators were recognized at an annual gala event called the Webby Awards. This year's awards ceremony was held at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Awards were given for best web site in twenty-two different categories. Emcees at the event were Marina Berlin and comedian Mark Marin. This program shows highlights from the last half of the awards ceremony. Anchoring the coverage from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew...
Topics: webbys, awards, internet
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Jul 31, 2002
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The Internet has become a haven for artists of all sorts. This program looks at some of the early uses of the Web by creative artists and performance organizations including the San Francisco Opera, the Experimental Techno-Performance Guru, a Counting Crows fan site, a script exchange site for playwrights, and a site dedicated to accordion players! Originally broadcast in 1999.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, performing, arts
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Jul 31, 2002
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The internet is great for finding information and people, but sometimes it's too easy to find out personal information about people. This program looks at several ways to preserve your online privacy. Featured sites include remorton.com, anonymizer.com, infonex.com, truste.org, guidedogs.org, and whoa.femail.com. Originally broadcast in 1997 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
Topics: privacy, identity, cyberspace
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Jul 31, 2002
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In the nineties, it was hard to imagine that the Internet would become a place where people listened to information and entertainment. This program looks at the early stages of Internet radio including audionet.com, the precursor to Marc Cuban's broadcast.com. Other sites featured include imusic.com, radionet.com, emblaze.com, and nineup.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1997 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: music, radio, broadcast
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Jul 31, 2002
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A look at early e-commerce. Featured sites include comparenet.com, zauction.com, autobytel.com, and virtualvin.com. Guests include Jessica Adelson, editor of NetGuide magazine. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1997 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: shopping, ecommerce, buying on line
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Jul 31, 2002
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Getting therapy online may not be the best way to deal with personal issues, but the internet is providing new tools for self fulfilment. Featured sites on this program include wespsych.com, sonoma-aids.org, thetherapist.com, processes.org, and support-group.com. Featured guest is Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: group therapy, advice, counseling
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Jul 31, 2002
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The internet provided new ways to manage money, invest money, and lose money. This program looked at several online financial services. Featured sites include quicken.com, digicash.com, financialengines.com, wellsfargo.com, and gomez.com. Guests include Stanford Professor and Nobel Prize winner in economics, William Sharpe and L.A. Times technology writer Larry Magid. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in...
Topics: money, investing, finance, 223
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Jul 31, 2002
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A review of online resources for small business owners. Featured sites include score.org, cheesemans.com, linkexchange.com, ivillage.com, and ideacafe.com. Guests include Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: small business, SOHO, home business
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Jul 31, 2002
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The web has become a great place to find jobs. This show looked at several employment sites including monsterboard.com, individualsoftware.com, hotwired.com/dreamjobs, bridgesonline.com, and listfoundation.org (a spinoff of craigslist.org). Guests include Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #214.
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Topics: employment, jobs, career, 214
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Jul 31, 2002
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A look at how web sites deal with the subject of death. Sites featured include an information site on cemeteries, a tribute to the passing of Jerry Garcia, a virtual 3D graveyard, the pop culture death pool, and a virtual pet cemetery. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #206.
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Topics: Episodes: 1998, 206
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Jul 31, 2002
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In the late nineties the world began catching up with the U.S. in internet access and involvement in the web. This show looked at the international aspects of the net. Featured sites include irishabroad.com, tonic.to, globetv.com, babelfish.altavista.com, and apc.org. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Special guest is Larry Magid. Originally broadcast from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California in 1998. Episode #246.
Topics: foreign, global, international, 246
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Jul 31, 2002
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One of the early uses of the Internet was to form virtual communities of people with common interests. This program looks at several early communities including The Mining Company (now about.com), HipBONE, PlanetOut, Yahoo Clubs, and GeoCities. Guests include Scott Kurnit, founder of The Mining Company, David Bohnett, founder of GeoCities, and Megan Smith, President & CEO of PlanetOut. Originally broadcast in 1998. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California....
Topics: geocities, about, mining company, 244
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Jul 31, 2002
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As the web grew, virtually every movie put up a web site. This show looks at several early uses of the internet by Hollywood. Featured sites include moviecritic.com, film.com, hsx.com, and skinema.com. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Episode #215.
Topics: hollywood, movies, film, 215
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Jul 31, 2002
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The internet was heaven for sports fans, providing access to stats and information about any sport from anywhere. Featured sites on this program include sjmercury.com/sports, sportsline.com, cnnsi.com, sportszone.com, instantsports.com, efaxinc.com, wco.com/~ewbrian/49ers.html, surfline.com, and easports.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Guest analyst is Larry Magid. Originally broadcast in 1997 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: sports, football, golf
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One of the fast growing applications on the early internet was chat. This program looks at several approaches to online chatting. Featured sites include activeworlds.com, concretecam.simplenet.com, CU-SeeMe, talkcity.com, daveyd.com, and talk.excite.com. Featured guests include Larry Magid of the L.A. Times and Jo Kraus, cofounder of Excite, Inc. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California....
Topics: community, chat, cyber, 212
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As online buying grew, so did concern for consumer fraud on the web. This program looked at various ways to protect online consumers. Featured sites include bloomberg.com, privaseek.com, iescrow.com, consumernet.org, and consumer-action.org. Guests include Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Andrew deVries and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1999 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California.
Topics: fraud, consumer protection, ecommerce
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At the height of the dot com boom, web creators were recognized at an annual gala event called the Webby Awards. This year's awards ceremony was held at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Awards were given for best web site in twenty-two different categories. Emcees at the event were Marina Berlin and comedian Mark Marin. This program shows highlights from the first half of the awards ceremony. Anchoring the coverage from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew...
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As the web grew in popularity, individuals started creating their own personal web sites. This program looked at several examples. Featured sites include homestead.com, shadowsong.com, aimnet.com, gamefun.com, and webpagesthatsuck.com. Guests include Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Episode #222.
Topics: webmaster, home page, web site, 222
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The internet quickly became a platform for spreading jokes and humorous content of all sorts. This program from 1998 looks at some of the early humor sites on the web. Among them, suck.com, aprilfools.com, rubberchicken.com, jigsoftware.com, 40kmiracle.com, thecorporation.com, and zenda.com. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Hosts are Stewart Cheifet, Jane Wither, and Andrew DeVries. Episode #207.
Topics: humor, comedy, jokes, 207
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The Internet is challenging television for people's attention. But it's also providing a new platform for the TV business. Sites covered include thirdstory.com, a fan site for Xena: Warrior Princess; ultimatetv.com; a site for sci-fi fans at slip.net/takakin0/; kpix.com; and a site exclusively devoted to Star Trek fans who are obsessed with the number "47". Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto,...
Topics: television, TV, broadcasting
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Like most new communications technologies, sex drove the early days of the Internet. This program looks at the explosion of online sex sites. Featured guests include Danni Ashe, the cover girl for the online sex industry. Sites covered include nervelink.com, danni.com, one-and-only.com, salon.com, and askisadora.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #220.
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Four new web businesses pitch their plans for striking it in rich in the dot com world. Sites covered include switchhouse.com, myplay.com, mycfo.com, and christianity.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evalutes the new web startups. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: christianity, cfo, entrepreneur
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. Featured sites include jobfly.com, netledger.com, itinerary.com, and inclusion.net. Analysis from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Franscisco.
Topics: internet, startup, entrepreneur
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There is no doubt the Internet has changed the way people get their news. While the Net is offering new ways to get local news, it is also providing important world news for those who have moved away from their home community and culture. Features Salon, Knight Ridder Online, Digital High, and IndoLink. Guests include Gary Kamiya, Executive Editor of Salon, Bob Ingle, President of Knight Ridder New Media, and Rebecca Eisenberg of the San Francisco Chronicle. Originally broadcast in 1998....
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Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings is the featured guest on this program which looks at new web startups. Other sites covered include genetichealth.com, bigstep.com, and globalviewing.com. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Guest analyst is venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
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This week on NetCafé, we are talking about four interesting web sites, including QuickBrowse, HomeAtLastRescue, Real Arcade, and Fandango.
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Not all web sites are geared toward rocket scientists and brain surgeons. The Internet is full of sites that are there just for fun. Originally broadcast in 1999, this show features bitmagic.com, catcam.com, sports.yahoo.com (fantasy sports leagues), pogo.com, theonion.com, flash.net, humorlinks.com, comics.com, and 8ball.federated.com. Shot on location at the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: humor, fun, play
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. Featured sites include buzzhits.com, popularpower.com, ebrary.com, and achieva.com. Includes analysis from venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Sony Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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Getting therapy online may not be the best way to deal with personal issues, but the internet is providing new tools for self fulfilment. Featured sites on this program include wespsych.com, sonoma-aids.org, thetherapist.com, processes.org, and support-group.com. Also a look at Internet addiction. Featured guests are psychologist Dr. Nancy Wesson and Larry Magid of the L.A. Times. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998 from the CyberSmith...
Topics: therapy, advice, counseling, 209
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In this episode of NetCafé, we discuss four interesting websites that are utilizing the Internet in their own unique ways for philanthropy, e-commerce and community building.
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Job hunting resources on the Internet are abundant. We'll take you to one with an electronic water cooler so you can see what people inside think about the company you're applying to as well as get tips from CareerBabe.com.
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Four new web sites pitch their business plans to convince our panel that they will succeed. Sites reviewed include liquidprice.com, myonlycatalog.com, explorelearning.com, and ahealthyme.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux helps evaluate the companies. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: health, entrepreneur, startup
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A program in the special Net Cafe series on internet startups. Sites reviewed include ehealthinsurance.com, quova.com, opencola.com, and legalzoom.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evaluates the startups. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
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The worlds of the Internet and Hollywood are moving ever closer. This program looks at how Hollywood is using the web to promote and even distribute movies. Featured sites include girlsonfilm.com, forcor.com, wired.com, mrshowbiz.com, and ifilm.net. Originally broadcast in 1999 from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: film, hollywood, entertainment
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The major sports news and information sites are still very popular, with up to 5,000 sites devoted to the most popular sports. But now even obscure sports like Gaelic Football, HackySack, and Paddleball have multiple sites. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #243.
Topics: Episodes: 1999, sports, cyber, 243
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Some web sites are for fun, but many sites are just darn useful. This show looked at several practical web sites including when.com, learn2.com, instant-delivery.com, edmunds.com, and alexa.com. Featured guests include Brewster Kahle, co-founder of Alexa and founder of the Internet Archive. Hosts are Rebecca Eisenberg, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1999 from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: useful, alexa, edmunds
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A program in the special series on new internet startups. Featured sites include buzzhits.com, popularpower.com, ebrary.com, and achieva.com. Includes analysis from venture capitalist Alex Vieux. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Sony Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
Topics: buzzhits, ebrary, achieva
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Peek-a-boo! The Net has become much more than a text-based exchange medium. People are now putting their personal lives on line, with video. Featured sites include homecams.com, braindump.com, anacam.com, crl.com, simplenet.com, concentric.net/~ballhigh/colorcam.html, chatv.com, and vip.stanford.edu. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the CyberSmith internet cafe in Palo Alto, California. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #204.
Topics: voyeurism, web cam, anacam, 204